On January 27, China Embassy held a reception to celebrate the Spring Festival in the Sheraton Hotel of Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the first time Spring Festival celebration the Chinese Embassy had ever held outside Washington D.C.

Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte gave a speech.

Mr. Richard Yang, President of CCCC, gave a speech.

President Richard Yang, Vice President Chris Guo of CCCC welcomes Ambassador Cui Tiankai.

Ambassador Cui Tiankai visits Confucius Classroom at Waddell Language Academy with President Richard Yang.

Ambassador Cui Tiankai watches students learning Chinese Calligraphy at Confucius Classroom.

Governor Pat McCrory chat with Ambassador Cui before the reception with Congressman Robert Pittenger on the right.

Mayor Roberts presented Ambassador Cui with a gift shirt from NBA star Jeremey  Lin.

After the reception, a sincere festival greeting was sent to people in the Motherland.  Hong Kong Phoenix TV had a special news coverage.

News:http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/zmgxss/t1335864.htm